Lilikoi Looks Beauty Blog

Sludge as a Beauty Treatment?

Posted on: April 6, 2010

The most envied beauty icons are using beauty treatments, such as, mud (YUCK!), placenta (UGH!), and even bird poop (NO WAY!!!).  But have you heard about using sludge?  Well, N-VIRO is using sludge as a beauty treatment that could help save our world.

N-VIRO is a Toledo, Ohio based company that is committed to sustaining the beauty and health of the environment. With global attention on the environment, developing efficient, sustainable conservation environmental solutions have become pressing issues.

N-VIRO’s leading-edge processes have yield alternative fuel technology and advanced fertilizer products. These products are derived from organic wastes. N-VIRO is offering a facelift to the environment with its ability to turn waste to energy and other viable products.

 With their patented techniques of treating sewer sludge, N-VIRO is able to convert billions of tons of waste (yes, I said BILLIONS) into usable products.  According to N-VIRO’s Company Profile,” the annual U.S. sludge management market totals approximately $7-8 billion and the volume of sewage sludge is expected to rise 3-5% annually in the U.S. as a result of stricter wastewater treatment requirements.”   There are many environmental issues facing us as a result of these trends.

 N-VIRO’s commitment is to meet these environmental challenges with cutting edge innovations. They are turning waste products into valuable, usable, end products that offer alternative and renewable energies, and providing cost effective fertilizers.

 If you care about true beauty and health you must care about the environment.  Not just for you, but for our children and grandchildren. We all must do our part in the effort to keep our world beautiful.  I guess a “bird poop facial” could count, but Lilikoi Looks recommends that you support and take a closer look at N-VIRO CLICK HERE

The “EYES HAVE IT”.  N-VIRO gets our vote.


2 Responses to "Sludge as a Beauty Treatment?"

It is a farce to suggest spreading N-Viro soil/sludge is providing the earth with a “beauty treatment” . To the contrary, they are poisoning Mother Nature and all her creatures when they spread toxic Class A sewage sludge “biosolids” which has been mixed with hazardous industrial residuals, which are added to the industrial wastes already in sludge.

While Class A sludge is supposedly pathogen free, it still contains toxic metals, industrial wastes, radioactivity, drugs, pharma, landfill and superfund leachates, etc.

No method of sewage sludge pathogen treatment inactivates infectious human and animal prions which scientists say are concentrated in the sewage sludge (both Class B AND Class A) by the wastewater treatment process. Thus, land applied prion infected sludge poses risks to livestock, wildlife, and humans including children who are known to eat dirt.

N-Viro is paid by industries to dispose of their industrial wastes, which it does by mixing them with sewage sludge “biosolids”. N-Viro admixture feedstock includes electric generating ash, cement kiln dust and coal fly ash:

ELECTRIC GENERATING ASH: US EPA: ‘This waste may contain toxic and hazardous elements and materials that require special handling, treatment, and disposal”.

Cement Kiln Dust: (CKD):
“CKD contains heavy metals and toxic organic compounds; EPA’s development of appropriate standards for CKD management and disposal is a critical issue in regulating waste-burning cement ”

COAL FLY ASH: Wikipedia: “Toxic constituents depend upon the specific coal bed makeup, but may include one or more of the following elements or substances in quantities from trace amounts to several percent: arsenic, beryllium, boron, cadmium, chromium, chromium VI, cobalt, lead, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, selenium, strontium, thallium, and vanadium, along with dioxins and PAH compounds.[1][2]

In the past, N-Viro operations have caught the attention of environmental regulators: NEW JERSEY – 2003 – Dept. of Environmental Protection – fines for unauthorized discharge of pollutants in both state waters and a quarry pit. There was a fish kill in the Pequest River downstream of N-Viro sludge mixing operation.

2007 OHIO : Toledo Blade “Friday, April 27, 2007
“Health board orders sludge runoff near Toledo Express Airport tested”

“”It’s like putting your head in a septic tank,” the Township woman
said. “It’s like ammonia, fish, dead rats. It makes your throat burn and
makes your eyes water.”

“No one ever planned for N-Viro Soil to sit right beside a pit that leads to
the region’s aquifer, nor did anyone anticipate the soil would be used to
restore land that drains directly into a water supply, he said.

“So while N-Viro Soil meets requirements for land application, “it’s not
going to be in compliance with that fecal coliform,” Mr. Ruffell said. “We
can’t have fecal coliform in our drinking water.”

FLORIDA 2002 – Odor problems “FORT MEADE — State regulators reached an agreement this week with the owners of Florida N-Viro, a wastewater sludge treatment plant in Fort Meade, that allows the company to continue operating through November. But after that, N-Viro will voluntarily shut the plant down.
The agreement ends an ongoing battle between the state Department of Environmental Protection, Florida N-Viro and the company’s neighbors in Fort Meade.”

Toxic industrial wastes should be disposed of in licensed hazardous waste landfills . . . not on clean agricultural land or in gravel pits or quarries which may impact drinking water aquifers. Europe is way ahead of the United States in terminating land application, and utilizing sewage sludge as a renewable resource to generate clean power and energy.

Helane Shields, PO Box 1133, Alton, NH 03809

The treatment of wastewater is delegated to state-run wastewater treatment facilities. These facilities are vital to protecting water quality, public health, and the environment. The by-product of the wastewater industry must meet the most stringent standards spelled out in the Federal and state rules to be approved for use as a fertilizer.

The regulations for use and disposal of this by-product is contained in Section 405 of the Clean Water Act at 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 503. Two independent reviews of the federal regulatory program (40 CFR Part 503) have been conducted by the National Academy of Sciences. Every 10 years since the 1970’s there has been an international conference of experts that reviews the state of the science on this topic. The vast majority of experts find that utilizing biosolids on soils, in accordance with federal regulations, is an acceptable practice.

The National Biosolids Partnership has been established and, with the support of Congress, works with stakeholders to develop an Environmental Management System (EMS) for biosolids. Please refer to the following guide for clarification.

Guide to the 40 CFR Part 503 Regulation

Terri Linnon Kasmoch

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